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Michael Steverson

Welcome to my life in the Middle Kingdom. I'm an American documentary and travel photographer based in China for the past 12 years.

The photographer Robert Heinecken once said, "Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph."

I am still trying to learn how to make photographs.

China is a paradox, sometimes stunningly beautiful, sometimes tragically ugly. Rarely is it boring. I hope these images afford you a peak behind the red curtain...


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